Baby Health

What we should know if we have a preterm baby

“It’s too soon.” Three words. That’s all I could string together as I stared in shock at the puddle of amniotic fluid on the bathroom floor. It was too soon for my baby to arrive; I was only 35 weeks and four days along—still shy of the 37-week full term milestone. But my little...

7 nap mistakes new relatives make

Sleep: It’s one of the three main things you think about when you have a new baby. (There’s sleep, there’s feedings, and there’s basic hygiene, as in, “How many days ago did I shower? Can I wear a sweatshirt with crusted spit-up on it to the paediatrician’s office? Answer: Yes.) As you’re getting to know your...

3 things your postpartum helper wants we to know

The first few days of your baby’s life are quite eventful. But what are new parents actually surprised by the most? We asked Hanneke Croxen, a postpartum nurse in Vancouver, to find out. Here’s what your postpartum nurse wants you to know: 1. Your baby’s skin won’t be perfect“People are surprised by baby acne, peeling...

How to dress your baby for winter

Photo: Veronikagphotography via Instagram Jenny Berthiaume’s daughter, Amie, was born during a Montreal winter, and the first-time mom quickly became an expert in dressing a newborn for seriously cold weather. “There are lots of things about Canadian winters that are inconvenient, and one of those is leaving the house with a baby. But you have...

What we need to know about baby cradle cap

Photo: iStockphoto All three of Shelley McLagan’s children had cradle cap. “With my first two, my paediatrician said to just leave it alone,” says McLagan. But Nyah, her third, had such a bad case, the doctor recommended she do something about it. “I poured about a tablespoon of olive oil onto the top of her head...

Why your baby’s tummy germ is so important

Photo: Stocksy United and Tony Lanz Holly WhiteKnight was in labour last December when her baby boy, Frederick, flipped in her uterus, settling head up. The Kingston, Ont., naturopath had been planning on a vaginal birth for its many benefits—including all the good bacteria Frederick would collect on his way through her birth canal—but didn’t...

3 common eye problems: What we need to know

Photo: iStockphoto Being able to see well is essential for kids’ proper cognitive development and learning, says Tanya Sitter, an optometrist in Olds, Alberta. About 60 percent of kids with reading difficulties have undiagnosed vision problems,” she says. Little ones should have their first eye exam by age one. (Checkups include a test for coordination using...

How to assistance your baby rise excellent engine skills

Photo: iStockphoto Until she was about ten months old, Grace Power was happy to have her mother, Donna, spoon-feed her mashed-up veggies and cereal. Then she hit the “me do it” stage. According to her mom, Grace’s obvious delight in using her thumb and finger to very precisely pick up chunks of banana and pop...

Everything we need to know about eczema

Photo: Stocksy United When Amanda Cresswell-Melville’s son, Nathan, was about three months old, his skin began periodically breaking out in red, angry-looking patches that were obviously itchy and uncomfortable. “We could tell he was miserable—he was cranky, he would cry, and he would try to scratch and rub his skin,” recalls the Toronto-area mother of...

Recall: IKEA SNIGLAR cribs

Photo: HealthyCanadians.gc.ca IKEA Canada has recalled their IKEA SNIGLAR cribs because the cribs’ slats are able to detach from the top or bottom rail and create a gap. The affected cribs have the model number 502.485.41, measure 70 cm x 132 cm, and have the manufacturing date code of 15342. They are beech wood in colour,...

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